September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Florida law now includes utility trucks as public safety vehicles

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 percent of workers fatally injured in construction work zones were in the government sector. More...

Ford, pop artist collaborate on pony art

Ford Motor Company celebrates Mustang’s influence on pop culture and its official entry into global markets with a one-of-a-kind art collaboration with the Burton Morris Studios featuring the popular Mustang pony emblem. More...

NASCAR fans say Chevy SS would win production-car race

If NASCAR drivers raced in production versions of their cars, 57 percent of KBB.com visitors think the Chevrolet SS would perform best in the Sprint Cup Series, according to a recent online poll from Kelley Blue Book at kbb.com, a vehicle valuation a More...

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Business News

APPROVED

CRA program encourages entrepreneurs to step out

What a difference $150,000 makes. For Monique and Robert Wensch, two young chiropractors from Lehigh Acres, being able to acquire that money meant the difference between pursuing their dream of running their own practice or not. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Is this error costing your business money?

While this column is traditionally devoted to highlighting local businesses, I feel compelled to address an issue I’ve seen repeated over the years — one that very well could be costing your business profits. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Know your demographic trends when investing

There are some trends that have great impact on investments — on valuations, initial public offerings, earnings growth of companies, entrance of entrepreneurs, new job creation, etc. Important investment trends are most notable in three areas. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

In celebration of the song

The inaugural Island Hopper Songwriter Fest comes to Captiva and Fort Myers Beach

AT ITS PURIST ESSENCE, A SONG IS VOICE, A lyrics and melody. Even when accompanied by only guitar or piano, it’s still pretty basic. More...

The Empty Bowls Project — how art imitates life

The problem with the homeless and the hungry is that they’re all but invisible. It’s not that they can’t be seen as much as that they often remain hidden in plain sight. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Special serving pieces are a great find

Is it called a fruit bowl, berry bowl, fruit stand, fruit dish, epergne, basket or bride’s basket? A search of 1880s and ‘90s catalogs of silver and glass tableware manufacturers had similar pieces called by any one of these names. More...

The antiques world is reeling from federal restrictions on the sale of ivory

For centuries, ivory has been a hot commodity in the antiques world. But new regulations may change that. Before the days of plastics and other modern marvels, ivory was the material of choice for everything from the mundane to the magnificent. More...

CYCLING

Bike anti-theft tips

Taking a bike ride can be a relaxing activity or a rigorous exercise. But the pleasantness of the ride ends when you go out to get on your bike and it isn’t there. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

TEAM Punta Gorda gears up for 10th anniversary TEAM Punta Gorda is planning a dinner to celebrate the positive impact it has had in its first 10 years. The event is set for 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

New or used boat? 10 ideas to float

Buy new or buy used? That’s a tough call for a boat buyer, especially a first-timer. There’s no right or wrong answer. It all depends on you: your tastes, your budget, your mechanical aptitude. What makes your smile wider? More...

2014 CHARLOTTE COUNTY LEADERS OF DISTINCTION

Welcome to Florida Weekly’s Leaders of Distinction section

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, U.S. President, 1825-29 More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

2622 Rio Grande Drive, Punta Gorda

This two-story residence is a custom-built Towles Home on two lots in Punta Gorda Isles with more than 250 feet of waterfront dock and a 14,000-pound boat lift. More...

WCI names top sales performers at Venetian Golf & River Club, Sarasota National

WCI Communities, the lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder, has named the top sales performers of August for Venetian Golf & River Club and Sarasota National in Venice. More...

Scott named Sarasota National representative

WCI Communities has named Marni L. Scott to the sales staff at Sarasota National, the company’s 2,400-acre golf course community located approximately 20 miles south of downtown Sarasota in Venice. More...